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    Lightbulb How to enable EPEL on CentOS 5.4

    It is simpler than it seems, just get to a terminal, become root, and install the RPM with this command:

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    rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-3.noarch.rpm
    After the install, you should have a working EPEL repo, I use it all the time, this is also a requirement for RPMFusion on CentOS, too. Anyway, one last note, you might want to install foo after, but it works for me without it:
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     yum install foo
    This command is not really needed for some reason, but if you run into problems, you will at least know hat you can try. Hope this helps, Ben.
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    I know i may seem a bit odd, but as this is CentOS, rather than Fedora, it should go into the Linux chat section. All non-Fedora things go there, be they CentOS or Fedora.

    Don't worry about it, it happens all the time.

    However, a BIG word of warning to anyone using this. epel repo can cause serious conflicts with some others, especially the rpmforge repo. It is STRONGLY advised that anyone using this read the CentOS wiki article on priorities.

    http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities
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    If it comes as an issue, you can delete the repo 's file in /etc/yum.repos.d/whatever and then run yum clean all. I have never seen someone that uses rpmforge, Oh well. Thanks for caring.
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    Odd. Judging from CentOS forums, I'd say its more commonly used than epel.

    There's no need to disable either one though, if you set priorities. I find that rpmforge is more likely to have something I want than epel. The rpmfusion RHEL/CentOS repos still seem to be very sparsely populated.

    It seems to most frequently become an issue, that is, cause a conflict, with multimedia, for those of us that use CentOS as desktop or server/workstation.
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    If you install a repository using a rpm package like epel-release, you shouldn't manually delete the repo files. Remove the <repository>-release package instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markkuk
    If you install a repository using a rpm package like epel-release, you shouldn't manually delete the repo files. Remove the <repository>-release package instead.
    I'm too lazy to find the name of the RPM, and it works for me.
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    Hear is the link to the EPEL/FAQ http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ#howtouse

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